Columbus, China and private schooling (News and Research 64)

So Long Columbus - Latin Americas Sticks to Its Roots and Celebrates Indigenous Resistance The IMF says the vast majority of the communities across the continent continue to suffer discrimination, violence and poverty. In the recent years, the world has seen massive protests against the commemoration of Christopher Columbus Day on October 9 with many nations … Continue reading Columbus, China and private schooling (News and Research 64)

Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

Investing in Early Childhood Education for Cambodia's Future Success While the net enrollment rate in primary education increased to about 98% in 2015, nationwide enrollment rate for children 3-5 years old was just 41% in 2016. Through the Early Child Education (ECE) project, 100 formal schools and community-based preschools have opened to benefit more than … Continue reading Investing in Education (News and Research 63)

World Development Report: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise (News and Research 62)

The World Development Report 2018 (WDR 2018)—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the timing is excellent: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for … Continue reading World Development Report: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise (News and Research 62)

Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions

From HuffPost Recently, Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau ‏used his United Nations General Assembly speech to highlight the socioeconomic challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples in his country. He drew attention to inequalities in education, unemployment and the higher levels of poverty of indigenous peoples compared to the non-indigenous population.   Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely … Continue reading Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and the Search for Solutions

Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Tonga at Pacific Early Childhood Conference  Addressing a way forward for early childhood education was the focus of the first Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference held on September 19-21 on Denarau Island, Nadi... Vicky Colbert, Laureate of the Yidan Prize for Educational Development Vicky Colbert, Director of Fundación Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente (FEN), was … Continue reading Early Childhood Conference (News and Research 61)

Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)

Investing in Teachers Crucial to Improve Education in Indonesia: World Bank  The World Bank's senior director of education, Jaime Saavedra, said on Thursday (14/09) that Indonesia needs to reform and invest in the teaching profession for classroom learning to be more effective and the quality of education in the country to improve. "Teachers are still … Continue reading Investing in Teachers (News and Research 60)